School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Discipleship, Groups, Homiletic, Preaching
Christianity | Comparative Methodologies and Theories | Practical Theology | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Cole, Lance, "Homiletical Discipleship: Developing An Approach to Small Group Study Based on Sunday Morning Exposition" (2016). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1212.
Jesus promised to make Peter a “fisher of men,” while The Great Commission calls us to make disciples of all nations. The purpose of this project is to create a discipleship approach for the local church that helps teach the church’s members based on the Sunday morning sermon. One disciple making problem is that many people attend a church to spectate and not participate. Some sit for years listening to the pastor preach without having any desire to be an active disciple. Others completely leave the church after a short time. This approach for churches will teach them how to develop a discipleship system that continually disciples members during the week through teaching that was delivered on Sunday morning. Research done in the field of discipleship and preaching, the study of theological doctrine and historical tradition, as well as surveys of church members and pastors will be used to develop a successful approach for discipleship that is based on a pastor’s preaching.